Goddamnit I honestly thought I had avoided you
Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z had constant moments of the characters we were supporting feeling outmatched and trying their hardest to to win, attempting to outsmart their opponent in the process too and unwillingly working together with what was still deemed to be their enemy or even nemesis.
Right now Dragon Ball Super is just "Here's a reason here's a training session in a time bubble of some sort, here's a fight repeated over and over again."
I've posted a lot several months ago about how dull the characters are and how they just all magically get along with each other, with the biggest disagreement so far being "I don't feel like it, I have other things to do or I don't care".
Part of Dragon Ball was the tension even amongst the main cast, that none of them were fully reliable, that there were several parties all fighting to achieve the same goal but there was one big bad with an edge over the others. This kinda started fizzling out during the Cell saga, and was pretty much gone by the time Vegeta blew himself up during the Buu arc.
I really fucking enjoyed that, I really fucking enjoyed Vegeta's Final Flash and conning Perfect Cell into standing in place after realizing how much he had fucked everyone and himself over by allowing him to reach perfection, I mean yes there were certain parts that I refused to accept like a fucking Cell Jr dissipating his Final Flash like it was nothing. That was bullshit.
Gimme a breather, I mean do you really want to hear me rant more? I'll probably go off on a tangent on how much I love the original Dragon Ball series.
Z had its shitty moments (5 minutes etc), but when there were good moments, they were really fucking good - Super hasn't had any good moments that have made me really shit myself in excitement and yell "YES, THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME".
Once Super gives me several moments of Holy Fuck I just creamed myself then I will give Super a better opinion.